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Trading 212 Vs. ActivTrades - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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Overview

Trading 212 is a global broker headquartered in the U.K specialising in real stocks and ETFs investing along with CFD trading.

ActivTrades is a global broker founded in Switzerland in 2001 that specialises in providing CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies along with their own proprietary platform and MT4 & 5.

Best For
  • Passive investors looking to buy stocks or ETFs with their investing account
  • Traders of all levels of experience looking to trade CFDs on shares
  • Beginner and intermediate traders looking for a simple and powerful platform
  • Experienced currency traders looking to exploit the tight spreads
  • CFD traders looking for an de-leveraged option to trade
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
The Good
  • Broad asset offering in their investing account (more than 10,000 assets)
  • Friendly, smooth and simple proprietary platforms (both web and mobile)
  • Great spreads on stocks and no commissions on investing accounts
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
The Bad
  • Despite both platforms being beautiful, they are gamified for engagement. Clicking on the buy button on mobile platform will trigger a random order without asking for confirmation
  • Asides from stocks, their asset offering lacks variety
  • Very high forex spreads (1.4 Pips on EUR/USD)
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 Day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
2004 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
1 to 10 €, £ $500
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities and indices.

CFDs on stocks, indices, currencies, commodities, ETFs and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs 1,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
179 50
📗 Commodities
25 16
📕 Indices
35 30
📔 ETFs
1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs 500+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
N/A 11
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

Trading 212 provides 2 different accounts: Stock investing where users can buy real stocks or ETFs and CFD accounts.

All of ActivTrades’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$500 $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:400
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes (Investing Account) Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Yes, $10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No

Yes depending on method:

  • Credit and Debit cards have a 1.5% fee
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

Yes, only for bank transfer withdrawals (9 GBP each)

💰 Commissions
No

Yes depending on asset:

  • For European shares (excluding London) there are fees of 0.05% of the transaction value (minimum 1€) or 0.01% of the transaction value (minimum 5€)
  • For London shares there are commissions of 0.10% of transaction value (minimum 1£)
  • For New york and other international shares there are commissions of $0.02 per share (minimum $1)

Along specific commissions per asset there can be market data fees such as 1€ monthly for New york exchanges or others.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips From 0.5 Pips to 0.91 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 166 Pips From 23 Pips to 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips From 98 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.6 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
N/A From $55 to $91
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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